U.S. Route 36 in Illinois

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 36 in Illinois. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 36.

U.S. Route 36 marker

U.S. Route 36
Route information
Maintained by IDOT
Length: 216.47 mi[1] (348.37 km)
Major junctions
West end: I-72 / US 36 / Route 110 in Hull
I-172 / IL 110 (CKC) in Hull
US 54 / IL 107 in Pittsfield
US 67 in Jacksonville
I-55 in Springfield
I-72 / US 51 in Decatur
US 45 in Tuscola
I-57 in Tuscola
US 150 / IL 1 in Chrisman
East end: US 36 in Chrisman
Highway system
IL 35 IL 37

In the U.S. state of Illinois, U.S. Route 36 is an east–west highway that runs across the central portion of the state. It runs east from Missouri over the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River with Interstate 72. The eastern terminus of U.S. 36 in Illinois is located near the unincorporated area of Raven near the Illinois-Indiana state line. This is a distance of 216.47 miles (348.37 km).[1]

Route description[edit]

U.S. 36 parallels the old Wabash Railroad from the Mississippi River at Hannibal, MO east to Decatur, IL. Norfolk Southern Railway operates on this route today.

U.S. 36 is overlapped with Interstate 72 for more than half its routing in Illinois, 133 miles (214 km). At Decatur, I-72 separates from it and travels around the city to the north, while US 36 enters the city passes through downtown on the four-lane Eldorado Street. Just beyond 19th Street, US 36 turns to the southeast on a four-lane divided alignment paralleling a railroad, exiting Decatur on the southeast side. The road crosses Lake Decatur and narrows to two lanes before turning due east. After turning east, U.S. 36 runs largely in a straight line, mostly through open country, until it exits the state.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi km Exit Destinations Notes
Pike   I-72 west / US 36 west / Route 110 west Missouri state line
  IL 106 east Western terminus of IL 106
I-172 north / IL 110 (CKC) east
Southern terminus of I-172, east end of IL 110 overlap
Pike Hull IL 96
Griggsville 35 IL 107
Scott Oxville 46 IL 100
Morgan Jacksonville 60 US 67
64 IL 267
Sangamon   IL 4
Southern View 97 I-55 south / I-55 Bus. north Southern end of I-55 concurrency; southern terminus of BL-55
Springfield 101 IL 29 south Southern end of IL 29 concurrency
103 I-55 north / IL 29 north Northern end of I-55/IL 29 concurrency
Macon Decatur 133 I-72 east / US 51 north Eastern end of I-72 concurrency
I-55 north / IL 29 north Northern end of I-55/IL 29 concurrency
IL 48
IL 105 north / IL 121 Western end of IL 121 concurrency
IL 121 south Eastern end of IL 121 concurrency
Piatt La Place IL 32
Douglas Tuscola US 45
Camargo IL 130 south Western end of IL 130 concurrency
IL 130 north Eastern end of IL 130
Edgar   IL 49
Chrisman US 150 / IL 1
  US 36 east Indiana state line
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


Route map: Bing

  1. ^ a b Illinois Technology Transfer Center (2006). "T2 GIS Data". Retrieved 2007-11-08. 

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